Santa preparing the AHFAS ambulance for his ride.
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - The Atlantic Highlands First Aid & Safety Squad will once again be assisting Santa in his rounds through the borough as part of the organization’s annual Santa Runs during the second week of December.
The Santa Runs get underway Dec. 9 and will run through Dec. 12, with Dec. 13 set aside as a makeup for inclement weather. Each night, starting at 6 p.m. Santa and his team of elves from the Atlantic Highlands First Aid Squad will visit one part of town until 9 p.m.
This year the AHFAS will continue its tradition of building a food drive into these nights. Since starting the food drive, the AHFAS has collected thousands of non-perishable food items, which are then donated to the Atlantic Highlands Food Pantry.
For more than a decade, the AHFAS has been helping bring holiday cheer to area residents by helping Santa visit them at their homes through the Santa Runs. During that week, Santa travels in a special sled pulled behind an ambulance. Holiday music and sirens signal Santa is on his way.
Residents can track Santa’s plans each night by visiting the squad’s web site at www.ahfirstaid.org or by following the squad on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ahfirstaid or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ahfirstaid. Santa and his team will post updates, photos and be live Tweeting throughout.
Anyone with special needs or those who want to check on where Santa is headed can call the AHFAS’ non-emergency number (732) 291-8118 before 6 p.m. each night.
The AHFAS is an all-volunteer emergency medical and rescue services operation that operates on the generous donations from the borough and its residents. For information on how you can become a part of this dynamic organization call (732) 291-8118.